Ryder Honors its Top Technicians in North America
Top Techs to Represent Ryder at 2014 TMC SuperTech National Technician Skills Competition in September
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet and supply chain management solutions, today announced the winner of its 2014 Top Technician (Top Tech) Recognition Program, designed to identify, recognize, and reward Ryder’s top performing technicians. Eligible participants for the award are selected annually from Ryder’s team of nearly 5,000 U.S. and Canadian-based technicians and are measured on technical training qualifications, outstanding customer service performance, and quality workmanship. Seven finalists competed for the top honors at Ryder’s Top Tech Competition in Irving, Tex., after having advanced through three increasingly demanding rounds of challenging written and hands-on tests.
“Ryder’s technicians are the best in the industry”
The title of “2014 Top Technician,” along with keys to a new GMC Sierra Denali pick-up truck and a cash prize, was awarded to Frederick Morra. Jeffrey Nesheim was the second place winner, and David Berdovich finished in third place. The competition consisted of 10 rigorous hands-on skill tests, including vehicle electronics, preventive maintenance, and air conditioning. All seven finalists received cash prizes for their exemplary performance.
“Ryder’s technicians are the best in the industry,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions Dennis Cooke. “This event gives them a chance to showcase their expertise and be recognized for their outstanding skills and contributions to Ryder’s business.”
As a result of their success in the company’s internal recognition program, this year’s top seven finalists, including Top Tech winner Frederick Morra, as well as 2013’s Top Tech winner Jonathan Timmons, will represent Team Ryder at the 2014 TMC SuperTech National Technician Skills Competition. Team Ryder will compete against the industry’s best technicians, beginning September 22 in Orlando, Fla.
The following Team Ryder members will join Frederick Morra and Jonathan Timmons in participating in this year’s TMC SuperTech:
- Christopher Barnett (Crittenden, Ky.)
- David Berdovich (Valparaiso, Ind.)
- Robert Gonzalez (Plant City, Fla.)
- Danny Harrison (Sanford, Fla.)
- Darek Mowinski (Windsor, Ont.)
- Jeffrey Nesheim (Carol Stream, Ill.)
“Our techs are a point of differentiation for Ryder in the marketplace,” said Ryder Chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez. “From their unrivaled highly technical skills, to their superior workmanship and focus on safety, our technicians are fully equipped to deliver some of the best service in the industry. I’d like to congratulate this year’s Top Techs who are role models and true examples of hard work and dedication.”
Ryder’s Top Technician Recognition Program highlights the value Ryder places on its technicians, the importance of technical training for ensuring quality maintenance for total vehicles maintained of approximately 220,000, and a commitment to quality customer service for Ryder’s lease and maintenance customers. To search for available technician positions in your area, visit http://www.ryder.com/en/career/opportunities/technicians/technicians-info.aspx.
Highlights of the event can be found on Ryder’s social media pages. Simply visit facebook.com/RyderSystemInc, twitter.com/#!/RyderPR, or linkedin.com/company/ryder-system-inc. For event photos, contact Corporate Communications Specialist Jennifer Hanlon at Jennifer_A_Hanlon@Ryder.com.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked two years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
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